If you love Panera’s Green Goddess Cobb Salad then you’re going to love this Chicken Cobb Salad loaded with goodness in every bite and tossed in a delicious Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing!
Oh this salad! It’s hands down one of my favorites and one of my favorites from Panera Bread. If I could only eat one salad I’d probably pick this one. I hate to admit how often I eat it. At least once a week.
The good thing is Mr. Mother Thyme loves it too! Really what’s not to love about it? Chicken, avocado, juicy tomatoes, bacon, eggs and let me know forget my favorite Pickled Onions all blended into one tasty salad.
Remember the Pickled Onions I shared earlier this week? Yep! As promised they are making an appearance again in this tasty salad! These pickled onions are so good salads, tacos, you name it! Not only that, they’re super easy to make and they are naturally sweetened with raw honey. Just try them, trust me!
Besides the Pickled Onions I am super excited about this Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing. Yes my friends it’s dairy-free so that means if you follow a paleo-ish diet like yours truly then this dressing is for you. Now don’t be scared or nervous that there isn’t any dairy in it. Honestly you wouldn’t even know. So even for you that don’t mind dairy you just need to give this a try! It’s so tasty!
Many or I should say most green goddess dressings call for some sort of combination of mayonnaise, sour cream or milk. I wanted to simplify it without sacrificing flavor. I was also trying to replicate the Panera Bread version of Green Goddess dressing which is sweet,tangy and slightly creamy. After some trial and error I came up with this delicious recipe that only requires a handful of ingredients!
For the dressing you just need:
- full fat canned coconut milk
- fresh basil
- raw honey
- fresh lemon juice
- salt and pepper
That’s it! You’ll just toss all the ingredients in a good blender and blend it until it’s smooth and creamy then just pour into a mason jar, seal and store in the refrigerator. It’s that easy and so good! I use this not only on this Chicken Cobb Salad but any salad I toss together!
Chicken Cobb Salad with Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing
For The Salad
- 6-8 ounces chopped romaine or butter lettuce
- 2 cooked chicken breasts thinly sliced on an angle
- 2 avocados pitted and sliced
- 2 hard boiled eggs sliced
- 1/2 cup grape or cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 1/2 cup cooked chopped/crumbled bacon
- 1/3 cup pickled onions
For The Dressing
- 2 cups fresh basil
- 1 cup full fat canned coconut milk
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- 1/2 small lemon juiced
- 1 clove garlic
- Pinch of salt and pepper
For the salad place all the ingredients in a large salad bowl.
To make the dressing place basil, coconut milk, honey, lemon juice, garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Season to taste if desired.
Pour desired amount of dressing onto salad and toss to coat.
Place the remaining dressing in a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
Dressing makes 1 1/2 cups. See below if you don't need as much.
I use the bagged butter lettuce mix from Trader Joes.
Click HERE for my easy Pickled Onion recipe naturally sweetened with raw honey.
For a sweeter dressing use 4 tablespoons raw honey instead of 3.
If you don't plan on serving the salad right away squeeze a little lemon juice on the avocados to prevent browning.
The recipe for Green Goddess Dressing yields about 1 1/2 cups which is more than you'll need for this salad. If you just want the salad for this dressing I suggest halving this recipe using the following measurements -
1 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 garlic clove
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
This would make enough for Chicken Cobb Salad. I usually like to make more so I have it on hand to use on other salads throughout the week.